Thursday, February 03, 2011

Spelling and Grammar: the Public Transportation Edition

Ric just sent us this from the U.K.--the text on the back of his bus ticket. The error-per-word ratio is delightfully high:
Help
In emergancy situations only, please call +44 (0) 845 543 6681. Calls from uk landlines costs no more than 4.5 pence per minute.

It reminded us of a photo from the New York subway we've been meaning to post. Grammar vigilantes have taken the matter into their own angry, angry hands. Meanwhile, the linguists are fighting back.


Do you ever wonder, by the way, the difference between England, Britain, and the U.K.? Wonder no more.

5 comments:

ChildsPlay said...

Great video.

andygirl said...

I am so relieved to know I've been calling things their correct titles! woot!

I also think I'll finally take matters into my own hands and tag up poor grammar all over town. Saves me the trouble of quietly fuming.

Martha Brockenbrough said...

Andygirl, just be sure you don't tag a national monument. The Typo Eradication League got banned from national parks for doing that. :-)

Rebekah said...

That was fabulously helpful!

jmedici said...

Oooh. I get it now.